Man suffers serious injuries after South Shore 'hammer attack'

Police were called around 9.30pm on Tuesday, January 9after reports of a fight in Bright Street.
Police were called around 9.30pm on Tuesday, January 9after reports of a fight in Bright Street.
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A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was attacked with a 'hammer' in South Shore, say police.

Police were called around 9.30pm on Tuesday, January 9 after reports of a fight in Bright Street.

Officers attended the scene and found a 30-year-old man at the scene with serious injuries.

The man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment to a head injury, as well as broken ribs and a fractured back.

Following an investigation, two men were later arrested in connection with the incident.

Detectives say they believe the man had been attacked using a hammer and are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Det Con Chris Hammond, of Blackpool CID, said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Blackpool.

“We believe a number of people were in the street at the time of the incident and may have seen what happened.

“We would urge anyone who can assist with our enquiries to come forward. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information can contact police on (01253) 607049 quoting crime reference WA1800586.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Two men aged 48 and 49, both from Blackpool, were arrested on suspicion of assault and have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.